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Poems for Christmas, “Snow on snow”, a Winters Poem By : James Hart

Snow on Snow
Images for Christmas
Nigel Borrington

Snow on snow

By : James Hart

Snow on snow
Flakes gently falling
Like leaves from a tree
Asking permission
Before they land
On the snowflakes underneath
Each one different
Like leaves on a tree
A white carpet

Pure white till soiled
By children’s shoes
They love its touch
Ooo snowball fights
Snow doesn’t hurt
Snow is soft and forgiving
People hurt
They are selfish and cruel
So let it snow
Snow on snow on
Snow on snow


Christmas time and the mystery of the Christmas tree

The wild Christmas tree millennium woodlands Kilkenny  Nigel Borrington

The wild Christmas tree
millennium woodlands
Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington

It’s almost Christmas , so a big Happy Christmas Holidays to you all 🙂

While I was on an evening walk yesterday in one of county Kilkenny’s woodland parks – the Millennium forest, I came across a tree I see every year and every Christmas this one tree has been decorated with all kinds of great Christmas decorations !!!

Each year I have wondered who comes here to do so, as its a great thing to do and see as you walk past !

I think it has something to do with the origins of this forest , in the year 2000 the Irish forestry company coillte planted one forest in each of the Irish counties and made sure that each forest contained at least one tree for everyone living there. They then sent a letter to everyone telling them where in the forest their own tree was. each tree is not numbered as such but you can locate the area/plot number for your tree.

Clearly someone has taken full ownership of their tree, decorating it each year as they would a tree for their own front room.

So I think the great mystery of the Decorated Millennium Christmas tree is partly solved , I hope to be lucky next year and come across who ever it is who comes back to their tree each year.

Who every you are, Thank you and Merry Christmas to you !!! 🙂

The Christmas tree 2


Snow on snow, By James Hart

A winters field in the snow 1
Snow covers the welsh hills
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

It Christmas eve, so I felt it was time for a winters poem and a picture.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Snow on snow

By : James Hart

Snow on snow
Flakes gently falling
Like leaves from a tree
Asking permission
Before they land
On the snowflakes underneath
Each one different
Like leaves on a tree
A white carpet
Pure white till soiled
By children’s shoes
They love its touch
Ooo snowball fights
Snow doesn’t hurt
Snow is soft and forgiving
People hurt
They are selfish and cruel
So let it snow
Snow on snow on
Snow on snow


Memories of a Christmas past.

Memories of a snowy christmas 3
Snow on the foot hills of Slievenamon, Co.Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Well we are only 6 days away from Christmas day and like most people I have been wondering if we will get some snow for Christmas . This year however here in Ireland none has been predicted and it looks like there will only be rain.

So I thought I would post some pictures of the local fields back on Christmas day in 2011, covered in a wonderful white blanked of snow.

Gallery of a snow covered Landscape, Christmas 2011

Memories of a snowy christmas 1

Memories of a snowy christmas 2

Memories of a snowy christmas 3

Memories of a snowy christmas 4